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Job Posting: (2) Subject Librarians for the Humanities, Ohio University, Athens, OH

Job Description:
The Ohio University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the entry-level positions of Subject Librarian for Humanities, one of two positions. These two (2) positions provide an ideal learning environment for new library school graduates or early-career librarians to develop general reference, collection development, teaching, and subject librarian experience, while also affording the opportunity for growth in subject-specific knowledge and the integration of new public service areas of librarianship. We seek innovative candidates who are looking to strengthen their academic library experience; comfortable in a changing environment; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere; committed to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds; willing to learn and develop professionally; and energized by an exciting future.

Responsibilities

The Subject Librarian for Humanities builds on relationships with faculty and students to identify opportunities for the development of new partnerships and to expand and strengthen existing services. These librarians provide excellent reference via chat, email, and consultation and develop innovative approaches to information literacy, collection building, and research support services. Reporting to the Head of Reference, as integral members of the Reference Department, the Subject Librarian also participates in the work of the department and provide reference services to the general campus community. This position is actively involved in library and campus committees and teams and is engaged with the library professional community.

Essential Functions for the Position

  • Delivers online and in-person instruction and research assistance to students and faculty in synchronous and asynchronous learning environments
  • Partners with faculty in developing students’ critical thinking and research skills
  • Collaborates with faculty to ensure the collection meets their curricular and research needs
  • Manages an acquisitions budget for purchasing materials in the discipline
  • Participates in the daily work of the department including reference services, library instruction, and web content development
  • Engages in regular professional development activities as part of a continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness
  • Serves on library and campus teams and committees
  • Actively engages with the library profession

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science required at time of appointment. New MLS or soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach research concepts and skills to users with varying information seeking experiences and abilities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy issues in an higher education environment
  • Undergraduate degree in the humanities; or previous experience providing reference services in an academic library
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-informed decision making processes
  • Ability to understand and manage materials acquisitions funds
  • Ability to become proficient with disciplinary research databases and modes of scholarly communication
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of collection development and reference practices in a college or university library
  • Demonstrated success promoting teamwork and fostering collaborative relationships
  • Experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic library
  • Experience with teaching and learning in an online environment
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Advanced degree in a humanities discipline
  • Foreign language skills
  • Familiarity with course or learning management systems
  • Experience with web-based library applications such as Springshare products, discovery tools, and integrated library systems
  • Familiarity with government documents collections or services
  • Familiarity with library services directed to the first-year undergraduate

More information and application: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176217301&Title=Subject%20Librarian%20for%20the%20Humanities

Job Posting: Arts and Humanities Librarian, California State University San Marcos, CA

Arts and Humanities Librarian Instruction/Reference/Collection Development

Salary: Starting at $60,960

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and student-focused tenure-track librarian to provide information-literacy focused instruction and reference for students and faculty in the disciplines of  literature and writing, modern languages, philosophy, women’s studies, and fields within CSUSM’s School of Arts.

The successful candidate is a reflective instructor that plans, teaches, and assesses student learning with a focus on continuous improvement and recognizes that proactively fostering partnerships with faculty beyond the library is essential for the success of these efforts.

For more information, please see: www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/LIBRARY_TT_1516.html

Email AHLIB1516@csusm.edu to apply for this job.

Job Posting: Research and Instruction Librarian/Coordinator, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Library and Information Technology Services at Bryn Mawr College is searching for a dynamic and creative individual to serve as Research and Instruction Librarian/Coordinator, Rhys Carpenter Library. The successful candidate will play a major role in supporting the humanities at Bryn Mawr College and in providing leadership in the award-winning Rhys Carpenter Library for History of Art, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Classics, and Growth and Structure of Cities. This position will involve close interaction and collaboration with faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students in the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, and the opportunity to work with library colleagues in the Tri-Colleges consortium (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges).

Email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to jobs@brynmawr.edu. Review of applications begins October 19 and continues until the position has been filled.

More information: http://www.brynmawr.edu/humanresources/Recruit/ResearchandInstructionLibrarian.shtml

Job Posting: Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian – Haverford College

The Haverford College Libraries invite forward-thinking, creative, and enthusiastic applicants to apply for the position of Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian.  As part of a dynamic team of librarians—and in collaboration with colleagues at Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges—the successful applicant will develop deep connections with faculty, students, and other community members in the shared work of a liberal arts education.  This work includes instruction, research support, reference, user education, outreach, and collection development for assigned fields in the Humanities and for campus-wide digital and visual-studies initiatives.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian.
Deadline for application is February 10th, 2015 – more information is available at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000866191-01

Job Postings: Reference Librarians (part-time, temporary), Simon Fraser University, BC

Please excuse the fact that I’m sharing this PDF from my own Google Drive; it was just emailed out this morning and no copy can be found on the SFU website.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4JS-UKo3Mi5Tk55YlhZV29fa2lFN3lhS0pLeFYzeGZ2RXlZ/edit?usp=sharing

The SFU Library invites applications for limited term part-time reference librarian positions at the Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver campuses for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters…. These positions will be of interest to individuals with a strong public service ethic and current experience providing reference service in a broad range of subject areas. Academic library experience is an asset but not required. Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLIS or equivalent degree in hand by start date.

 

These are broad-range reference positions that can cover arts instruction, visual literacy, urban planning, and other topics of interest to arts librarianship. To wit:

The W.A.C. Bennett Library in Burnaby supports a wide range of programs and courses across all disciplines through its print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and liaison program. Students from the social sciences are especially active users of this library.

The Fraser Library in Surrey (http://www.lib.sfu.ca/surrey) focuses on media and digital resources in addition to print collections, in support of programs including Interactive Arts and Technology, Education, Arts and Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science and Business. Staff work as a team to offer the full range of traditional library services, plus the Library circulates equipment such as digital cameras and camcorders.

Belzberg Library serves graduate, undergraduate and non-credit programs at the SFU Vancouver campus, including: business, liberal studies, gerontology, publishing, urban studies, public policy, contemporary arts and communications. The library provides a full range of reference, liaison, instruction, and loans services. Further information is at the SFU Library web site at: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/belzberg.

Subject to budgetary approval, these part-time librarian positions are available from are available from are available from September to December  2014, or September 2014 to April 2015. Positions will include weekday, evening and weekend hours. Exact dates and schedules will be negotiated with the successful candidates and are dependent on available funding.

 

Deadline for applications is 4:30pm PST on June 13, 2014.

Job Posting: Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Date Posted: 5/8/2014
City: Cleveland
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Open
Description & Details
Function
Provides leadership in marketing and coordinating a program of scholarly information management and retrieval for faculty and students in the performing arts and humanities, including theatre and dance, English, music, drama, poetry, classics, medieval studies and School of Communication. Develops and manages assigned collections; provides general and specialized reference service and library instruction. Contributes to library decision making; serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in assignments. Keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology, applying current information technologies in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Significant academic preparation/undergraduate coursework in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Proficiency with current information technology. Knowledge of library instructional module development. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; flexibility and ability to work collaboratively across a broad spectrum of the university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Coursework or experience in librarianship in assigned subjects. Academic preparation/coursework or experience in two or more of the subject specialty areas. Pertinent professional experience.

How to Apply / Contact
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Requisition number 0601606.

Review begins May 13, 2014, with a deadline of May 26, 2014.

Job Posting: Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian, Cleveland State University

Date Posted: 5/8/2014
City: Cleveland
Location: Ohio
Country: United States
Primary Category: Open
Description & Details
Function
Provides leadership in marketing and coordinating a program of scholarly information management and retrieval for faculty and students in the performing arts and humanities, including theatre and dance, English, music, drama, poetry, classics, medieval studies and School of Communication. Develops and manages assigned collections; provides general and specialized reference service and library instruction. Contributes to library decision making; serves on teams to carry out library goals as specified in assignments. Keeps up-to-date in librarianship and information technology, applying current information technologies in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Engages in scholarly, professional, and service activities. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program. Significant academic preparation/undergraduate coursework in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Proficiency with current information technology. Knowledge of library instructional module development. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; flexibility and ability to work collaboratively across a broad spectrum of the university.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in the performing arts, music, communication or the humanities. Coursework or experience in librarianship in assigned subjects. Academic preparation/coursework or experience in two or more of the subject specialty areas. Pertinent professional experience.

How to Apply / Contact
Applications will be exclusively accepted online at http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/hrd/employment.html. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Requisition number 0601606.

Review begins May 13, 2014, with a deadline of May 26, 2014.

Job Posting: Arts and Humanities Librarian – University of Texas at Arlington

Read more: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/140327010100
Purpose

The incumbent serves as the Libraries’ liaison to faculty and students within the English and Modern Languages Departments. Chief responsibilities are to provide research services, information literacy instruction, outreach and promotion of library services, and knowledge management services.

Essential Functions

Liaison Services. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with ENGL and MODL faculty, students, and staff. Provides a vehicle for expression of ENGL and MODL faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the Libraries. Develops and maintains website content. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians. Markets Libraries’ services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Marketing and Communications. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ digital humanities librarian. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ director of Scholarly Communication. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Grants and Research. Participates in professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge. Instruction. Works with faculty to integrate Libraries’ resources and information literacy into the curriculum. Develops collaborative learning sessions that promote Libraries’ resources and technology. Collaborates with other librarians to create instruction sessions that incorporate active learning strategies. Develops teaching materials and research guides. Works closely with other librarians to plan, develop, maintain, and assess innovative instructional and outreach programs. Knowledge Management. Develops and assesses the ENGL and MODL collections. Analyzes use of ENGL and MODL research databases and recommends renewal or termination. Makes recommendations regarding new ENGL and MODL database trials and subscriptions. Makes recommendations on reference collection development and management, including purchases, transfers, and withdrawals for both print and electronic resources in ENGL and MODL. Reference. Provides reference desk assistance as needed. Provides reference assistance online through digital reference initiatives. Serves as second-tier referral for advanced reference assistance. Provides individual research consulting services to ENGL and MODL faculty and students. Other. Serves on Libraries, University, and professional committees. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current library trends.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Completes other projects and duties as assigned. Includes non-traditional work hours such as evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program at time of hire. Bachelor’s degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the arts and humanities disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and delivery of research services and instruction. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment. Strong affinity for the UTA Libraries’ core values — community, learning, discovery, knowledge creation, excellence, risk-taking, innovation, transparency of communication, integrity of action, service, collaboration, and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Competency with Microsoft Outlook, MS Office, Windows Operating System, and file management. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Empl Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language taught at UT Arlington, preferably Spanish or French. Public services experience in an academic library. Knowledge of and experience with information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and learning styles. Experience with emerging computer technologies and their applications in academic libraries. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Creativity and experience designing instructional and informational materials, both in print and online. Familiarity with Blackboard course management software including Collaborate. Familiarity with the grant writing process. Experience using Summon discovery service system.